Sunday, June 15, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, June 15, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 15, 2014. Today was the 27th
anniversary of Secret Music. It all started a long time ago as a summer gig. Here I am 27 years
later, still playing the music I love. I decided to focus on local artists
this time, to give back to the community that has supported me all these
years. Some have moved elsewhere, others are no longer with us. But they
were all living in the Hudson Valley at the time. This area really does
have a wealth of talent here. I've met most of them over the years, and
they're great people, too. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/15/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Holosphere            Untitled        Live At WVKR 6/22/03

A Viberatto            Riiver            A
Gorn/Levin/Marotta    Man Walking From A To B        From The Caves Of The Iron
Luminaria            Innisfree        Sea Waltz
Layne Redmond            Uma            Since The Beginning

Alexander Turnquist        Grounded        Like Sunburned Snowflakes
Samuel Claiborne        Alone            The Annunciation
Brian Gallaway            Rosebud Is A Sled    The Solace/Angst Ratio
Louis Landon            Peaceful        Unwind
Scott Helland        Tall Tales From The Tavern    Catapult
Art Labriola            The Grey        Winter Day

Kevin Bartlett            Across My Heart        Near Life Experience
Janet Robbins            Voluntary Exile        Carrying The Bag Of Hearts Vol.1
Brian Farmer            1.2.06            Music For Bathing

Amy Fradon & Leslie Ritter    Crystal Song        The Best Of Amy & Leslie
Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito    Love Grows        In The Silence
Trio Kavkasia            Si Koul, Bata        Songs Of Earthly Delight
Kartuli Ensemble        Kviria            The Kartuli Ensemble

Richard Lainhart        Hall Of Mirrors        These Last Days
Christopher Cameron        #9            New Music Spring 2010
Symmetry            Positron        Music On WVKR-FM
Steven Lance            Into The Rabbit Hole    4 Never And Ever
Jim Pospisil            The Twenty Year Secret    Unreleased

Scott Petito            Afternoon In A Cloud    Sbass Music
Chris Lane            In A Presence        Memory Boxing
Ben Neill            Sargasso        Green Machine

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Upcoming Events

Hi -

  Here's some upcoming events which may be of interest to you.

  First, I'll be celebrating the 27th anniversary of Secret Music on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Doesn't seem like it's been that long. I'll have all kinds of fun things to play for you. And if any local musicians want to stop by and say hello, just let me know. I've enjoyed it all these years and I'm grateful to all the people who listen and enjoy it as well.

  Now for some concert announcements.

  First, local guitarist Alexander Turnquist will be playing at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Sunday, June 15. He's incredibly talented and he's celebrating the release of his new album "Flying Fantasy" which just came out on Western Vinyl Records. For more info, check out the link below. Opening for Alex is another talented musician, Christopher Tignor. Well worth the drive to Hudson.

  Next is a concert featuring local guitarist Helen Avakian opening for guitarist Muriel Anderson. They'll be playing at the Hyde Park library in Hyde Park, NY on Tuesday, June 24. Both are very talented and Muriel doesn't come to the area often. For more info, check out the link below.

  Also on Tuesday, June 24 is a concert featuring two very talented piano players, Doug Hammer and Michele McLaughlin. They'll be playing in Poughkeepsie, NY at Vincitore's Piano. For more info, check out the link below.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, June 8, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 8, 2014. Got to see an old friend,
Roy Peters, this weekend, so I played his music. Next Sunday will be my 27th anniversary at
Secret Music. All kinds of fun things planned. I hope you will tune in.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/8/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Onewayness & Drachemusik    Upekkha            Immeasurable

Barreca/Leimer            Slow Panic        Premap
Marsen Jules            Beautyfear VIII        Beautyfear
A Winged Victory For The Sullen      Minuet For A Cheap Piano #1    Atomos VII

Fanger & Schonwalder        Wannsee        Analog Overdose 5
The Cosmic Arc        When The Days Get Dark        Feed Your Head
Intelligentsia            Millennia        Cosmonaut

The Winterhouse            Autumn Nights        Gathering Autumn
Andrew J.Douglas        Red Leaves        Blossom River
Robert Scott Thompson        Liminal Worlds        Arcana

Roy Peters            Lo-Rac-Ska-Noh        Dream Dancer
Roy Peters            Hold The Wind        Hold The Wind
Roy Peters            Winter Hawk        Tracks In The Snow
Roy Peters            Sagamore        Convergence

Steve Roach            Hyperpassage    At The Edge Of Everything
Steve Roach            Spiral Meditation    Spiral Meditations
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig    Arbor Vitae        Tree Of Life

Matteo Palmer            Sacred Grove        Out Of Nothing
Bob Ardern            Pipe Dream        Craftsman
Bruno Sanfilippo        Claroscuro        Claroscuro
Peter Calandra            Clyde And The Pearl    Inner Circle
Ann Sweeten            Endless Sky        Tapestries Of Time

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Secret Music News, June 2014

Hi -

  My name is Scott Raymond, and for those of you who don't know me, I'm a New
Age/Ambient/Electronic music DJ with WVKR-FM. WVKR is a 3700 watt
non-commercial station broadcasting from Vassar College to the greater
Hudson Valley region. My show, "Secret Music", has been on for over 26
years and has a large and devoted audience. The show airs every Sunday
from 9AM to 12 noon EST. For more information or to listen in online,
check out our website at         

  I'm always looking for new and interesting music to play. If you have
something you think I'd be interested in, feel free to send it to the address below. I'm perfectly
fine with downloads instead of CD's, especially for all you overseas
people who pay large sums of money to mail things here to the states. I
usually prefer high quality MP3's, though I can accept other formats if
necessary. Just send me an email for more info. At least half of what I
play these days comes to me through downloads. Thanks.                   

  Starting to feel like summer here already. Funny how it went from winter
to summer so quickly. This month I celebrate my 27th anniversary of Secret Music.
Amazing how time flies. So much has changed in just a short period of
time. I've gone from playing cassettes and LP's to getting a lot of the
music I play from downloads. The music itself is as good as ever,
regardless of the format. I've got a ton of good new stuff just waiting
for airplay. Though it's really about the people I've met along the way.
Musicians, record label types and of course the audience. They're what
make it all worthwhile. Thanks for listening.

   If any of you out there want to stop by and help me celebrate, let me
 know. I'm always looking for interviews and/or performances from interesting people. For
more info or weekly playlists, check out my website below. I'm also on
Facebook, so look for me there too. Here's my top 20 playlist for May,
2014. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

 WVKR "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  May, 2014

1. Emerald Web - The Stargate Tapes - Finders Keepers
2. Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - EC 12 - DiN DDL
3. Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Unintentional Sea - Room 40
4. Rangefinder - Harmony State - A Guide To Saints
5. Christopher Tignor - Thunder Lay Down In The Heart - Western Vinyl
6. Steve Roach - Structures from Silence 30th Anniversay Edition - Projekt
7. John Lyell - Reflection of Time - Self Released
8. Peter Kater/R. Carlos Nakai - Ritual - Mysterium Music
9. Ray Sammartano - Brainwave Cathedral - Self Released
10. Sontag Shogun - Tale - Palaver Press
11. Lawrence Blatt - Emergence - Self Released
12. Urenga - After Rain - Gterma
13. Bil Vermette - Katha Visions - Permanent
14. Porya Hatami - Shallow - Tench
15. Pyramid Peak - Anatomy - Self Released
16. Parikrama - The Silent Bon - Gterma
17. William Gregg - Epiphenomenon - Harmonic Resonance Recordings
18. Carl Weingarten - Life Under Stars - Multiphase Records
19. Tim Glemser - Boundless - Self Released
20. Joe Bongiorno - Flight of a Dream - Piano Haven

Monday, June 2, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, June 1, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 1, 2014. Lots of great new music   this month. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/1/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Chronotope Project        Dharma Rain        Dharma Rain

Andrew J.Douglas        Sailing To New Lands    Blossom River
Robert Scott Thompson    Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight    Arcana
The Winterhouse            Wandering Alone        Gathering Autumn

Steve Roach        Apparition Collaboration    At The Edge Of Everything
Steve Roach        Consumed By Sunlight        Spiral Meditations
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig    Cintamani        Tree Of Life

A Winged Victory For The Sullen        Atomos VII    Atomos VII
Marsen Jules            Beautyfear III        Beautyfear
Barreca/Leimer            Outlander        Premap

Fanger & Schonwalder        Ringbahn        Analog Overdose 5
The Cosmic Arc            Feed Your Head        Feed Your Head
Intelligentsia            Terrestrial        Cosmonaut

Rafael Anton Irisarri        Passage            The North Bend
Rafael Anton Irisarri    A Thousand-Yard Stare        Daydreaming
Rafael Anton Irisarri        Krakow            Live

Zoe Keating            Optimist        Into The Trees
Matteo Palmer            Escaping Reality    Out Of Nothing
Bruno Sanfilippo        Absenta            Claroscuro
Bob Ardern            Schrodinger's Cat    Craftsman
Ann Sweeten            CAVU            Tapestries Of Time
Peter Calandra            The Wayfarer        Inner Circle
Zoe Keating            Tetrishead        Live At Schuba's